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I bought this camera for $10.99 in June of 2017. It has performed flawlessly and still has good video quality following several thunderstorms and a 100+ degree Texas summer. All of my outdoor security cameras are “off” brand, this is a top performer.
paired the video camera with a 4 channel 960H 1 terabyte DVR; good response across different lighting and back lighting and smooth transition from light to ir led turn-on, connected to 2.5 amp multi connector wall wart (also purchased from Amazon) and end of 50 ft connector (also from Amazon, a four pack). Yes, it is a light weight plastic bodied unit, it has ability to use screw collar to tighten angled position so don't over screw the collar - it is a light weight plastic but the camera doesn't have much heft to it so it won't need much tension to keep it in position. Only time outdoors under the overhang will demonstrate longevity. And this was 12 dollars to boot. Will order 3 more.
Yea, the case is plastic, dissipates heat better than my metal case cameras. Larger but has more and brighter ir led's. Audible click when changing to/from day/night mode, not a big deal just noteworthy. Good quality picture. Will be buying more!
(Update- bought 4 more and will again very soon. Been replacing Night Owl, Swann and other system cameras, these are not top end $200 cams but are clearer, wider angle and throw IR light well beyond 60 feet unlike most lower to mid rangers) Thank you for a reasonably priced, good camera.
Delivered on time, works as advertised and a great value, works BETTER then some of my $85.00 units, GREAT color rendition,not rated for OUTDOOR USE,but I have it installed OUTSIDE ON A FENCE POST, put some electrical tape around the lens to casing seam and the unit has SURVIVED several FLORIDA DOWNPOURS ( 1 INCH +) . ORDERED ANOTHER ONE TODAY
for the price this is a great camera. They last a long time and work well. They do not have the best infared for night vision but it is adequate especially for the price. Mine have been out in rain, snow, heat and work great all the time.
I decided to try two of these cameras, as the original Samsung cameras on my surveillance system continually failed. (five Samsung camera failures in a two year period). These were much, much cheaper and had decent reviews, so i decided to try them out.
They look very similar to the Samsung cameras that came with the original system. There is some plastic used where Samsung used metal, but overall these seem to be comparable in quality and very acceptable considering the price difference.
The image quality on these cameras is not nearly as good as the original Samsung cameras- but is understandable considering they cost a quarter as much. The daytime images are grainy but still decent. The night vision images/video is much worse, to the point where facial details or license plates can't be seen or read. It's still acceptable considering the price of these cameras, but just know that you aren't going to be getting crystal clear video/images from these cameras.
One last comment- one way that these cameras are better than the original Samsungs is the fact that they still are working months and months after being installed. My old Samsung cameras regularly failed and required replacement a few times a year. (I had to replace five Samsung cameras in less than two years). These seem to be holding up much better.